As the name suggests, Electronics and Communication Engineering is the combination of electronics and combination both. If I talk about Electronics and Communication Engineering, it deals with solid state devices like silicon, gallium (semiconductor), transistors and integrated circuits. If I talk about communication it is none other than transfer of information from one place to another place which may be either wired or wireless. Communication also deals with security issue while transferring information over the channel. Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the top branches in engineering. In simple words, electronics deals with the behaviour and effects of electrons to develop electronic gadget and microchips. Electronics is now part of everyday life, starting from your mobile in your pocket to entertainment, education, computers and widely as satellite as communication which is helping us at every corner life. GPS helps anybody to locate path, robots assists human in performing risky operations like mining and mobiles are added in communication. All this is made possible because of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Here is the image which is the reflection of integrated circuits on a chip.
One can opt for diploma, degree and post-graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Engineers can be placed in domains like optical fiber, routers, semiconductor, android or mobile devices and servers. The list is endless and various companies associated with this includes CISCO, Siemens, Motorola, DRDO, Accenture, wipro, NVIDIA, Samsung, LED, LG, Panasonic, TCS, MTNL, BSNL, IAO (Indian air Force), Indian navy, Philips and many more. Just think about these brand name and job opportunities in these. One advantage an ECE engineer possesses is that jobs are available in both electronics and communication. Each year a lot of vacancies are opened in ISRO specially. For ECE graduates salaries are more attractive after post-graduation in this domain. Thus one should possess for Electronics and Communication Engineering.
One of the questions that aspirants always have in their mind is about salary issue. Salary in any field always depends upon the position you hold, type of work you perform and company you entitled to. It is true for all trades. If I am speaking about electronics I cannot forget about microprocessor chips, transistors and computer. Two names always check in my mind, Silicon Valley and Bell labs. Imagine if an engineer gets placed at Bell labs or in Silicon Valley, their life would change. To encourage engineers to opt for this trade let me provide you data supplied by India brand equity foundation. It says that electronic market of India is anticipated to reach US $400 billion in 2022 from US $69.6 billion in 2012. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of 24.4 per cent during 2012-2022. This fact proves how significant and important this trade is.
To inspire and encourage engineers graduating in ECE and deciding to start career in ECE please look at below data about average package of ECE engineers at different public service undertaking. This graph does not give exact value but provides an approximation and is handy tool to know job opportunities in ECE in PSU sector. Don’t forget vacancies at DRDO and ISRO. Following graph will clear all your doubts for Electronics and Communication Engineering.
CISCO, ST microelectronics, NVIDIA, Intel, HFCL is providing good job salary for ECE aspirants. Do not forget hike in salary if one gets placed in Research and Development department in any of brand companies. On the other hand MATLAB is also a choice of which can provide good earning too. If someone is expertise in image processing, radio cognitive, Machine Learning and some extent of Artificial Intelligence. Robotics is another field which can be opted. Employee in Robotics and artificial intelligence are highly paid. It adds more value to this magical trade. Recently a humanoid robot Sophia was developed by Hong-Kong based company (Hanson robotics) got Saudi Arabian citizenship. Thus speaks about the advancement in electronics. As a conclusion I am speaking in nutshell that vacancies and jobs are quite high in this trade. All we need is right direction and awareness about it. Thus Robotics can be a filed which you can opt for. This is not a case that Electronics and Communication Engineering is losing importance, but the matter is students and professionals have lack of knowledge so that they are not able to get satisfied jobs in their field. One can also become technically strong and prepare for interview to get a good job.